About us


The Friends of the Children of Great Ormond Street Library provides information support and information skills  training for staff and students at the Institute of Child Health (ICH) and for staff of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). 

Opening hours

The library is staffed 09:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday. ICH and GOSH card holders are granted out of hours access from 8am to 10.45pm Monday to Friday and from 8am to 8.45pm the weekend. 


Full membership is open to all staff of ICH and GOSH and to UCL staff and students and to students and visitors attached to the Institute and Hospital for a period of at least 3 months. Visitors for less than 3 months are issued with ‘Reference only’ cards and are not entitled to borrow books.

ICH and UCL staff and students need their UCL ID badge in order to use the Library.

GOSH staff need to fill in a registration form (available from the Issue Desk) and show proof of address (i.e. driving licence, utility bill, bank statement) together with their GOSH photo-ID badge to join and then use the Library.

Please follow this  link below for details of membership regulations for other users:


Disabled access & special requirements

There is currently no wheelchair access to the library. Library staff are able provide users with services outside of the library, such as book fetching or offsite training. Please contact us if you want to discuss this.

UCL Library Services offers a range of other facilities for disabled users which are listed separately: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/disabled-users

Library rules

The Library rules are displayed on the Library notice board and online at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/about/strategies-policies/regs

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